Views sought on future waste services in Southend

Echo: Tony Cox Tony Cox

SOUTHEND residents will be asked for their views on plans for a new recycling, waste collection and street cleaning contract which will begin next year.

The council says the contract will be designed to deliver value for money and savings, while providing a good service.

It is likely to run for ten years.

Residents will be able to tell the council what they think about future plans.

Councillor Tony Cox, Southend Council’s executive councillor for transport, waste and public protection said: “With the support of residents, we’ve increased recycling by 16 percent in just five years, diverting some 12,000 tonnes more waste away from landfill and saving around £12 million.

“More recently, we were recognised for high standards in public toilet cleaning, winning a national award for local authority provision, so I encourage everyone to get involved and help shape the services we provide in the future.”

The consultation begins on January 27 and lasts until March 10.

All Southend residents are invited to give their views by filling in the form at www.southend.gov.uk/wasteconsultation.

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11:20am Wed 22 Jan 14

Nebs says...

We are lucky to have such a wonderful council. My rubbish is always collected on time.
We are lucky to have such a wonderful council. My rubbish is always collected on time. Nebs
  • Score: 0

11:20am Wed 22 Jan 14

boo beckett says...

I just tried to give my views about this on the site they've provided (www.southend.gov.uk
/wasteconsultation), but it's unable to receive comments. Brilliant work Southend Council!!!
I just tried to give my views about this on the site they've provided (www.southend.gov.uk /wasteconsultation), but it's unable to receive comments. Brilliant work Southend Council!!! boo beckett
  • Score: -2

11:32am Wed 22 Jan 14

w-jback says...

boo beckett wrote:
I just tried to give my views about this on the site they've provided (www.southend.gov.uk

/wasteconsultation), but it's unable to receive comments. Brilliant work Southend Council!!!
Perhaps you didn't read this bit of the article?

The consultation begins on January 27 and lasts until March 10, 2014
[quote][p][bold]boo beckett[/bold] wrote: I just tried to give my views about this on the site they've provided (www.southend.gov.uk /wasteconsultation), but it's unable to receive comments. Brilliant work Southend Council!!![/p][/quote]Perhaps you didn't read this bit of the article? The consultation begins on January 27 and lasts until March 10, 2014 w-jback
  • Score: 4

12:11pm Wed 22 Jan 14

shoeburyden says...

what changes will be made, everything seems to be fine at the moment.are we getting a better deal with cory. or are we changing our contractor.?
what changes will be made, everything seems to be fine at the moment.are we getting a better deal with cory. or are we changing our contractor.? shoeburyden
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Wed 22 Jan 14

shoeburyden says...

Nebs wrote:
We are lucky to have such a wonderful council. My rubbish is always collected on time.
thank the boys from Cory
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: We are lucky to have such a wonderful council. My rubbish is always collected on time.[/p][/quote]thank the boys from Cory shoeburyden
  • Score: 2

12:49pm Wed 22 Jan 14

councillor says...

Listening councillor of the century and listening council of this country, No doubt about that. I am not a conservative either.
Listening councillor of the century and listening council of this country, No doubt about that. I am not a conservative either. councillor
  • Score: 0

12:55pm Wed 22 Jan 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

Leave it just as it is - its about the one local service which does what it says on the tin
Leave it just as it is - its about the one local service which does what it says on the tin GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: 1

3:38pm Wed 22 Jan 14

emcee says...

It's a case of do not fix what ain't broke, as far as household refuse collections are concerned.
Street cleaning could be improved though. There has been a definite increase in the amount of litter and dog mess left in our streets in recent years. Also, there needs to be improvments in action against fly-tippers. The amount of fly-tipped rubbish along Southchurch Road (and other main roads), outside empty shops is becoming a weekly occurance. We are not talking bags of rubbish either but mattresses and old TVs.

So, leave household refuse collections as is but improve street and local environment cleaning.
It's a case of do not fix what ain't broke, as far as household refuse collections are concerned. Street cleaning could be improved though. There has been a definite increase in the amount of litter and dog mess left in our streets in recent years. Also, there needs to be improvments in action against fly-tippers. The amount of fly-tipped rubbish along Southchurch Road (and other main roads), outside empty shops is becoming a weekly occurance. We are not talking bags of rubbish either but mattresses and old TVs. So, leave household refuse collections as is but improve street and local environment cleaning. emcee
  • Score: 6

5:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Most likely got to make cut backs which will mean the end of weekly collections for the poorer areas of the town.
Most likely got to make cut backs which will mean the end of weekly collections for the poorer areas of the town. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: -1

5:22pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Wardster says...

Quote “With the support of residents, we’ve increased recycling by 16 percent in just five years, diverting some 12,000 tonnes more waste away from landfill and saving around £12 million'

That works out at £1000 per ton - Pitsea Tip I believe only charge £100 per ton
so - No good at maths then or only a decimal point missing then (£1.2m)
Quote “With the support of residents, we’ve increased recycling by 16 percent in just five years, diverting some 12,000 tonnes more waste away from landfill and saving around £12 million' That works out at £1000 per ton - Pitsea Tip I believe only charge £100 per ton so - No good at maths then or only a decimal point missing then (£1.2m) Wardster
  • Score: 0

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